100 - 125cm Salix alba 'Chermesina' | Scarlet Willow | Bare Root Hedging
Adorn the garden all year round with the help of this colourful Scarlet Willow!
Commonly known as Scarlet Willow, Salix alba 'Chermesina' will keep your garden colourful through the seasons! In spring, yellow flowers give a delicate colour to the surrounding landscape, but come autumn, the stems turn a fiery orange-red; standing out beautifully against the winter garden. Easy to care for and rewardingly beautiful, let this Scarlet Willow bring colour and cheer to your garden!
- Supplied As: Bare root
- Height on Arrival: 100 - 125cm
- Features: Yellow flowers, colourful foliage
- Habit: Bushy
- Deciduous?: Yes
Willow trees are easy to grow. Your tree's growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:
- Hardiness: Most species of willow are native to the UK, and the species that aren't are from far colder regions, so the UK's mild winters will not affect your tree.
- Position: Willow trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
- Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
- Please note, as part of protecting our treasured wildlife, always check for birds nests and other animals that may be in your hedge before you prune.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Type||Deciduous Hedging, Hedging Plants, Native Hedging|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|